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Villa With Private Terrace Overlooking Pool And Chalets Overlooking Meadow And W - The Chestnuts (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

Bedrooms 2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Heated Pool



The Chestnuts (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)

The Chestnuts is a stone built villa attached to the main house with it's own private terrace overlooking the large swimming pool. The villa has two bedrooms, the main bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has a single bed and a bunk bed. The kitchen is equipped with gas oven and four burner hob, fridge, dishwasher and microwave. It has got a shower and a separate toilet. There is a dining and lounge area with a television and all rooms are on one level. There is also a mobile BBQ, sun awning and table and chairs on the terrace.

About the property


Domaine des Balagyeres is in the beautiful village of Saint Andre D'allas which is only a 5 minute drive to Sarlat, yet situated in a fantastic peaceful rural location surrounded by meadows and woodlands. The property has a large solar heated swimming pool (18m x 7.5m), also a sauna and jacuzzi (solar heated) are available to all guests. Ideally situated to visit the many chateaux, gardens and caves. There is also a lot of beaches and canoeing stations positioned on the Dordogne river which is only 15 minutes drive away. We are close to other quaint villages such as La Roque-Gageac, Beynac and bastides such as Domme.

More Details

Estelle Essex
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 September, 2017

About Estelle Essex

I had been in the same job for nearly 30 years, Estelle,my wife was made redundant from her position working in a charity for people who were disabled or had learning difficulties.

It seemed the appropriate time to change our lives, so we moved to France in January 2010. This included 3 cats and 40 Koi carp. We have 2 sons, Callum came with us to help with the maintenance of the gites. Our eldest son stayed in England because he's a qualified offshore surveyor.

Our new life style has been wonderful, the people are friendly and the pace of life is so much better. Our feedback from our guests who have stayed with us has been very complimentary and many want to return. Our aim is for everyone who visits us, to enjoy it so much that they will want to return to this beautiful part of France.

Estelle Essex purchased this villa in 2009

Why Estelle Essex chose Perigord Noir

We have been coming to area on holiday for many years and when we were viewing properties to purchase, we fell in love with Domaine des Balagyeres. We love our home because it is very quiet with it's beautiful countryside yet only 5 minutes from the pretty and medieval city of Sarlat with many other interesting places to visit. Domaine des Balagyeres is in a location that is very quiet, when you wake up in the mornings all you will hear are the birds singing.

We have just installed solar panels (November 2011) to heat the swimming pool and jacuzzi to help make your stay more pleasurable.

What makes this villa unique

We have adopted three pigmy goats in September 2012 who are very gentle and friendly, they have now extended their numbers to 5 with the arrivals of two babies in March 2013. This adds an additional amusement for children or adults to help feed the chicken and to pet and feed our goats.

We are ideally situated in the Dordogne for you to visit and explore the many attractions and beautiful rivers and countryside.

Sarlat offers a wealth of culture with it's many restaurants, cafes, shops and markets.

If anyone in your family will be celebrating a birthday, we would be more than happy to bake a cake as a surprise to that person, just let us know.

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
To book please contact Ian or Estelle Essex either by telephone or email. At time of booking we require a 20% deposit and the balance is payable one month before the first day of your holiday. A contract will be sent, for you to complete and return with the deposit.

Changeover Day:
During July and August the changeover day is Saturday but it is flexible for the remainder of the year. Guest are asked to vacate the accommodation by 10am and to arrive anytime after 4pm.

Notes on prices:
All prices are in Euros and are on a weekly basis.
As a special for June and September we are offering "The Chestnuts and The Oaks" at 400 euro's a week and "The Ceders and The Pines at 350 euro's a week and a special price for just couples.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday villa in Saint-André-d'Allas in Dordogne

Property Type:
  • villa
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Not suitable for children
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Golf ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: All accommodation come with an iron and ironing board, hairdryer, bed linen and towels are provided, except swimming towels. All linen is changed weekly. Cutlery, crockery, cooking equipment and glasses are also provided. Included in the price is gas for cooking. There is recently added a new laundry room available to all guests should you require to do some washing whilst away with drying facilities included should the weather be damp. Outside: All chalets are equipped with mobile BBQs some deck chairs and all have their own separate verandas. The villa is equipped with a BBQ, sun awning and outside table and chairs on it private patio. The large swimming pool is solar heated and measures 18m x 7.5m situated in a very sunny position, there are sun loungers, outside tables, chairs and parasols available around the pool area for all guests to use. Near the swimming pool is a full size undercover ping pong table with bats and balls for use. In the meadow is a sauna, jacuzzi (solar heated), badminton and football nets and a swing area for children, these are also available to all guests. There is a private car park area with sufficient space for all gite's.


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The Chestnuts (2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5)
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 6 reviews

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in chestnuts it was everything we had expected and more . The setting is idyllic ,the photographs just don't do the place justice. Ian and Estelle were delightful and really helpful . We loved looking at the stars and listening to the Owls in the evening . The accommodation has everything that we needed and was very comfortable .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us, such a lovely family, it was nice to celebrate your sons birthday whilst you were with us. Thank you for your help feeding our goats and chickens with us. We would love to see you all again some time in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

My first impression was WOW. The setting was superb, the pool area fantastic, the cottage over looking the pool was just brilliant. We all enjoyed our two week stay and would book again. I would recommend this place weather you have children or not.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments, we are very glad you all enjoyed yourselves, hope to see you again.
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Brilliant *****

  • 5 of 5

Highly recommended holiday with lovely accommodation and surroundings including beautiful pool. Many thanks to Ian, Estelle and Callum who made our stay very enjoyable :o) xxx

  • Review Submitted: Jun 20, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Un excellent séjour

  • 5 of 5

Nous avons passé une semaine chez Estelle et Ian et nous en sommes revenus enchantés. La location est très fonctionnelle et dispose de tout ce dont on peut avoir besoin. Les propriétaires sont charmants : ils mettent à disposition beaucoup de divertissements et jeux d'extérieur idéaux pour les enfants. Le cadre est très reposant.

Merci beaucoup pour ce séjour très ressourçant dans une localité bien située dans cette région très riche en sites touristiques.

La famille Prisset

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017
  • Source: Homelidays, from HomeAway
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Très beau domaine , superbes vacances !!!

  • 5 of 5

Accueil très agréable , nous avons beaucoup apprécier notre sejour de 3 semaines où nous avons profitez des différentes activités sur place , piscine , jacuzzi , tennis de table , balançoires ... Mais aussi nos enfants ont adorés allez donner à manger aux animaux au sein du domaine , chèvres naines , poules et moutons . Il y a également de grands espaces verts pour faire d'agréables ballades en famille et avec nos chiens . Superbe endroit , propriétaires très sympathiques . Nous reviendrons sans hésitez .

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Une belle famille avec des enfants bien élevés un plaisir d'hôte, je vous remercie de votre avis genre, nous aimerions vous revoir à l'avenir.
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Petit coin de paradis...

  • 4 of 5

Accueil très agréable.

Localisation à proximité de Sarlat mais au calme.

Charmant petit cottage avec terrasse privative, piscine, jaccuzi, sauna dans un domaine parfaitement entretenu.

À recommander vivement.

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Abritel, from HomeAway
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The nearest airport are Bergerac (1 hour away), Toulouse (2 hours away) and Limoges (2 hours away). Budget airlines and car hire are available from all airports. We are approximately 8 - 10 hours drive away from the channel ports.


Domaine des Balagyeres is in the village of Saint Andre D'allas which is only 6kms from Sarlat, 12kms to Domme and La Roque-Gageac, 15kms to Beynac and approximately 50kms to Rocamadour. There are many place of interest such as Castlenaud which is 15kms away, Chateau des Milandes is 20kms away, the Lascaux caves are 20kms away and there is an aquarium at Le Bugue which is 25kms away. The vast Dordogne river is just 10 minutes drive.

Further Details:

In Sarlat there are numerous restaurants, shops, banks, petrol stations and supermarkets. Sarlat also has a hospital, pharmacies, doctors and dental surgeries in case of any emergency. You can also find traditional markets everyday of the week in different towns and villages.